Peoria author releases book helping retirees answer question: 'Now What!?'

Posted 12/7/22

In "Awakening Your Dreams – Seven Principles To Create A Life You Love," Peoria resident Gary Wilkin helps retirees answer the question: “Now what!?”

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Peoria author releases book helping retirees answer question: 'Now What!?'


In "Awakening Your Dreams – Seven Principles To Create A Life You Love," Peoria resident Gary Wilkin helps retirees answer the question: “Now what!?”

Soon-to-be retirees might be contemplating what their retirement will look like.

This can be a daunting question, but it doesn’t have to be.

We can fill our time in the recliner, TV remote in hand, or we can use our time to awaken our dreams and create the life we have yearned for all while mixing in a bit of fun.

Good news! The solution to creating a life you love starts with a simple choice.

Zig Ziglar said: “Hope is born when you understand this: You have the power to make things better or worse, and the choice is yours.”

In the recently released book, Wilkin shares how making that simple choice created a seed of hope that launched him into a series of actions that continue to transform his life.

Wilkin says, “The core premise of my book is that having clear goals and taking small, consistent actions is how we create a life full of meaning and purpose.”

He continues, “My book provides a brief glimpse into my transition from a successful corporate IT career to a fully engaged retirement. It also provides insights the reader can apply immediately, as they look forward to making their retirement the best years of their life.”

One reviewer on Amazon put it this way:

“This wise little book is a perfect guide for the deliberate process of reinventing oneself… (his) book inspired me to take a light-hearted but effective approach to build my next stage of life to express some of my long-lost dreams. Through his personal stories and simple principles, and my writing out answers to his many reflective questions, I was led to make a series of choices that will work for me, no one else, to actually transform my life for the better. I highly recommend devoting the time to the processes of the book—nothing is more rewarding than learning how to release one’s unique contributions to the world.”

The seven principles Wilkin lays out, effectively guide the reader to:

• Understand and own their #PowerOfChoice to choose what their future will look like;
• Accept responsibility to unleash their unique gifts and talents on the world;
• Define the driving purpose behind their retirement mission;
• Create a simple, sustainable action plan to bring their dreams to life.

Wilkin sees retirement as an often overlooked opportunity to establish a legacy by developing relationships that will impact future generations. He insists that preparation will help smooth out obstacles that could keep retirees from enjoying the best years of their lives.

Wilkin makes his home in Arizona and enjoys time with his family, hiking the Arizona landscapes, and pursuing his love of classical guitar. He is a Ziglar Certified Master Coach, author, and Ziglar Legacy Certified keynote and motivational speaker. He guides professionals planning to retire in the near term or who have recently retired through a proven process to reawaken their dreams, explore their God-given purpose, and begin to live the life they were meant to live.

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